Morning, Tuesday, 26th April 2022
This conference will be a timely opportunity for key stakeholders and policy makers to examine the priorities for developing agricultural science and technology in the UK.
We expect discussion on priorities for innovation to meet supply chain and climate challenges, and the way forward for driving research and developing effective regulation.
Areas for discussion include:
- policy developments and regulatory priorities
- priorities for innovation
- research funding and investment
- the international landscape and trade
The conference takes place in the context of the Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024, the ongoing implementation of the Government’s Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS), and the coming into force of the Agriculture Act.
We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with: Tim Mordan, Deputy Director, Agri-Food Chain - Innovation, Productivity & Science, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Professor Robin May, Chief Scientific Adviser, Food Standards Agency; and Professor of Infectious Disease, University of Birmingham; and Katrina Hayter, Challenge Director, Transforming Food Production, Innovate UK.
The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from Defra; the Food Standards Agency; the Health and Safety Executive; The CCC; Food Standards Scotland; CAFRE; the CCC; the DIT; the FCDO; The Planning Inspectorate and the Welsh Government.